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Advocacy group wants 'hit count'

Updated: February 3, 2012, 8:29 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kids playing contact sports are suffering too many blows to the head, and an advocacy group is calling for a "hit count" to total them up before it's too late.

Just as Little League pitchers are on pitch counts to protect their elbows, a hit count would prevent the repeated blows that can cause concussions and lead to extreme brain trauma, Chris Nowinski, co-founder of the Sports Legacy Institute, said Friday.

"The hit count is not an idea we own. Prominent researchers ...

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